Birth Name: Harry Edward Styles
Place of Birth: Redditch, Worcestershire, England, U.K.
Date of Birth: 1 February, 1994
Harry is the son of Anne (Selley) and Desmond Styles. He is of English descent. Many of his ancestors were farm labourers in Norfolk. Some of Harry’s father’s ancestry can be traced back to the 1500s. He was raised in Holmes Chapel, Cheshire.
Harry’s paternal grandfather is Keith Frederick Styles (the son of Ernest George Styles and Gladys Winifred Fairchild). Keith was born in Peterborough, Northamptonshire, England. Ernest was the son of Sydney/Sidney George Styles and Ellen Amelia Eales. Gladys was the daughter of Frederick Fairchild and Jane Winters.
Harry’s paternal grandmother is Beryl German (the daughter of John George German and Doris Daniels). Beryl was born in Peterborough, Northamptonshire, England. Doris was the daughter of Elijah Daniels and Maggie Rosetta Dunkley.
Harry’s maternal grandfather is Brian William Selley (the son of William Thomas Selley/Selby and Ena May Boon). Brian was born in Islington, London, England. Harry’s great-grandfather William was the son of John Hackwarthy Selley and Martha Caroline Baker. Ena was the daughter of Albert John Boon and Ellen Margaret Dennington.
Harry’s maternal grandmother is Mary Smith (the daughter of Herbert Stanley George Smith and Mary Anne J. Barlow). Harry’s grandmother Mary was born in Greenwich, London, England. Herbert was the son of George Henry Smith and Amelia Eliza Smith. Harry’s great-grandmother Mary Anne was the daughter of George Frederick Barlow and Mary Ann Jane Humphries.
Because of Harry’s interest in the Jewish faith, there has been speculation as to whether Harry is of Jewish background/religion. Harry is not Jewish (neither of his parents is of Jewish ancestry).
Sources: “One Direction’s Harry Styles Isn’t Jewish” – http://www.jewcy.com
Genealogy of Harry Styles – https://www.geni.com
Christening record of Harry’s paternal great-grandfather, Ernest George Styles – https://www.familysearch.org
Marriage record of Harry’s paternal great-great-grandparents, Sydney/Sidney George Styles and Ellen Amelia Eales – https://www.familysearch.org
Marriage record of Harry’s paternal great-great-grandparents, Elijah Daniels and Maggie Rosetta (Dunkley) Rowell – https://familysearch.org
Marriage record of Harry’s maternal great-grandparents, William Thomas Selley/Selby and Ena May Boon – https://www.familysearch.org